Edinburgh is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Europe with a unique atmosphere. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is steeped in history and filled with many ancient buildings, yet combines this with the sights, sounds and tastes of a diverse, vibrant, modern city. The local organising committee is working hard to provide an exciting social programme that will introduce you to some of what Edinburgh has to offer. Edinburgh is a compact city, easy to explore on foot. Tours and social events will also be available to help participants more fully experience the city and surrounding areas.